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curative

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adjective cu·ra·tive \ˈkyu̇r-ə-tiv\

Simple Definition of curative

  • : able to cure diseases or heal people

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of curative

  1. :  relating to or used in the cure of diseases :  tending to cure

curative

noun

curatively

adverb

Examples of curative in a sentence

  1. an herb believed to have curative powers

  2. <some believe that the herb has curative properties>



Did You Know?

Medical researchers are finding curative substances in places that surprise them. Folklore has led to some "new" cures of old diseases, and natural substances never before tried have often proved effective. Quinine, which comes from a tree in the Andes, was the original drug for malaria; aspirin's main ingredient came from willow bark; and Taxol, a drug used in treating several cancers, was originally extracted from the bark of a yew tree. The curative properties of these natural drugs are today duplicated in the laboratory.

15th Century

First Known Use of curative

15th century


Medical Dictionary

curative

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adjective cu·ra·tive \ˈkyu̇r-ət-iv\

Medical Definition of curative

  1. :  relating to or used in the cure of diseases

curative

noun

curatively

adverb



Law Dictionary

curative

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adjective cu·ra·tive \ˈkyu̇r-ə-tiv\

Legal Definition of curative

  1. :  serving or intended to cure defects <curative instructions to the jury>




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